Monday 10th August 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     A LITTLE TERN still on Pit 41 until 3:20pm at least. It does go missing and has been on Pit 74 in Wilts today, but soon returns. (Terry Grant). 

WWT Slimbridge     A GREAT WHITE EGRET around the grounds and seen to land in the 100-Acre at 1:35pm. Ten Common Cranes on the Dumbles at high tide and a Peregrine flew inland. Three Green Sandpipers from Robbie Garnett hide and a Green Sandpiper and a Common Sandpiper on the Rushy. The Spotted Redshank, a Knot, a juvenile GARGANEY and a Marsh Harrier still. (Slimbridge Sightings/MK/Les Ditchburn). Pic by Mike.

Common Sandpiper 100820

Forest of Dean     A Redshank on Woorgreens Lake at 7:30am. An excellent record for the Forest. (Frank Williams). Pic by Frank.

Redshank 100820

Purton     A CURLEW SANDPIPER with eight Ringed Plovers and 4 Dunlins flew N upriver and a Greenshank, two Yellow Wagtails and 14 Swifts flew S past Purton this morning. (Francis Steuck).

Stinchcombe Hill     A fresh juvenile Whinchat, at least two Crossbills and six Swifts on the move this morning. (James Robinson).

Saul Warth    3+ Willow Warblers, 44 Meadow Pipits, a Wheatear, a Red Kite and 11 Avocets on the river. (Gordon Hodgson).

Ashleworth Ham     Birds of note caught in a CES ringing session included six Redstarts, six Whitethroats and three Bullfinches. On the reserve 30 Mallards, four Teal, a Grey Heron, a Buzzard, 15 Swallows and five House Martins. Also a male Roe Deer. (Mike Smart).

About The Gloster Birder

My name is Mike King and have lived all my life in Gloucestershire. I am happiest birding around Frampton but I especially love Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. I have birded all over Europe, in the U.S.A. and Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Dominican Republic, The Gambia, Cape Verde, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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